Product Documentation

Using the Merchandising Server and Citrix Receiver Updater to Deploy the Plug-ins

Dec 17, 2015

Citrix recommends using the Merchandising Server and Receiver Updater to deploy and update Receiver to a user device.

Citrix Merchandising Server administrator console. With the administrator console, you can upload the Receiver installation and metadata files, create reuseable rules to define the delivery recipients, and create deliveries.

Citrix Receiver Updater client (Receiver Updater for Windows). After users install Receiver Updater on their user devices, Receiver Updater installs, updates, and starts Receiver without user interaction.

Users having the correct permissions to manage their Receiver can change the Citrix XenApp server that hosts their published resources. Right-click the Receiver icon in the Windows notification area and choose Preferences, then right-click the Citrix Receiver entry in the Plug-in Status, and choose Change Server.

Important: For Firefox to work correctly with Receiver for Windows, ensure that you or the user install Firefox before installing Receiver. If Receiver is already installed, uninstall it, install Firefox, and reinstall Receiver. Also ensure that the whitelists of trusted and untrusted servers contain the XenApp and Web Interface server names.

Upgrading Receiver with Receiver Updater

Updates are, by default, automatically installed on the user device. When an update is available, the Receiver Updater downloads and installs the updated Receiver.

Uninstalling Receiver with Receiver Updater

Receiver Updater upgrades Receiver when a newer Receiver is available. When users remove the Receiver Updater manually from the Add/Remove Programs utility (or Programs and Features for Windows Vista or Windows 7), Receiver is also removed. Additionally, the administrator can remove the Receiver Updater and all of its managed plug-ins through the Administrator Console.

For more information, see the Receiver Updater for Windows documentation.